Drive the nail aright!After going through the topic for TOW, my thoughts immediately took me to the school days and made me recall this poem -
"Drive the nail aright, boys, Hit it on the heads ;
Strike with all your might, boys, While the iron's red.
When you've work to do, boys, Do it with a will ;
They who reach the top, boys, First must climb the hill.
Standing at the foot, boys, Looking at the sky,
How can you get up, boys, If you never try?
Though you stumble oft, boys, Never be downcast ;
Try and try again, boys -- You will win at last."
It was so inspirational but the little young mind was so immature to learn the total concept of the poem and effort by the teacher to make us understand at the age of just 12 or 13. But we were quick to byheart it unknowingly every stanza would influence us in the later years.
Yes, life is not the same in every context, unless we try, we can't achieve the best and never lose hope. You may not be successful in the first stroke but try for it until you win. Looking at the sky means dreaming something without making an effort. Strike with all might when the iron is red refers to availing the opportunity with hard work which is on hand.
Thus certain quotes and poems which we come across in the initial years would influence us in some form or other in the latter part of our life. If such lessons are dealt with properly during the course of education, there is no need for motivation and treating for depression etc., in the future. What do you say?
A TOW entry.